Donaton promoted to publisher of \'Ad Age\' (Ad Age)
February 14, 2007
Donaton promoted to publisher of 'Ad Age'
Former editor elevated from associate publisher as Jill Manee retires
February 8, 2007 - Advertising Age last week promoted Scott Donaton from associate publisher to publisher, an announcement that coincided with the retirement of Jill Manee.
Ms. Manee said the move had been in the works for a while. "When we promoted Scott to associate publisher in April 2006, it was not only in recognition of his tremendous leadership ability, but part of my succession plan for Ad Age in preparation for this day."
Before the associate-publisher role, Mr. Donaton was editor of Advertising Age, a role he held from October 1998 to April 2006. During his tenure, Advertising Age won various excellence awards. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Ms. Manee joined Advertising Age from Lebhar Friedman in 1996 as advertising director. She was later promoted to associate publisher, then publisher, and, in 2000, she was named a VP of Ad Age's parent company, Crain Communications.
"She skillfully handled the unprecedented changes buffeting the publishing world, and we will always be grateful for her management skills and her ability to build a great team," said Crain President and Ad Age Editor in Chief Rance Crain. "We are pleased and proud to have the leadership in place with Scott as we continue to evolve the brand during this unprecedented and exciting time for our industry."